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Author: MAYER BERNADETTE
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Mayer, Bernadette    Poet's Biography
96 poems available by this author


10-AUG       
First Line: Enola gay smithsonian
Last Line: Purple noon, but can ii hold down a regular job


12-AUG       
First Line: Pair bonding %abdominal icicles jim jones I'm watching guyana
Last Line: Powell to the people--ny daily news


23-AUG       
First Line: Peggy, bob and elizabeth were %hanging out and we were talking
Last Line: To olive with phil (& maybe others), tonight we %went to veniero's


25-AUG       
First Line: Nature's fury great balls of fire tutti fruitti
Last Line: Convention by oliver north (and somebody else)


ABOUT CHEATING OR THE CLOCKS WRONG       
Last Line: As though we didn't know


AFTER CATALLUS AND HORACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Only the manners of centuries ago can teach me
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Love


AFTER SEXTET       
First Line: Pull out slowly right after youth
Last Line: But quickly wash semi-final away with sobriety %and watecolor


BECAUSE EVERYTHING SEEMED TRIVIAL       
Last Line: & I'm dying for the note


BEFORE SEXTET    Poem Text    
First Line: Use a new conductor every time-out
Subject(s): Desire; Relationships; Writing & Writers


BEFORE SEXTET       
First Line: Use a new conductor every time-out
Last Line: Start over with a new onion


BIRTHDAY SONNET FOR GRACE       
First Line: I've always loved (your) grace in 14 lines, sometimes
Last Line: To reiterate how I love you any time


BOB DOLE, MISPRONOUNCES WORDS       
Last Line: Mike tyson, raymond sierra


BOOZE TURNS MEN INTO WOMEN       
First Line: A sip of coors makes children be %nuclear power plant contractors
Subject(s): Alcoholics And Alcoholism


BRILLIANT BRAVADO OCTOBER 2O NIGHT       
First Line: Nothing answers, there was a nightmare of fluency in the dream, the pleasures
Last Line: Absent-minded curse on me like two sentences on clean pages, part mine


CARLTON FISK IS MY IDEAL       
First Line: He wears a beautiful necklace


CHINESE BREAKFAST       
First Line: Is it so far to the door


COMPLETE INTRODUCTORY LECTURES ON POETRY       
First Line: It was when the words on the covers of books


CZESTOVONA OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT       
Last Line: Who cares? It would be best not to care about anyone or thing! %goodby forever


DAMN I WISH PHIL       
Last Line: Though we'll be %naked


DISJECTA MEMBRA       
First Line: And young he (there's always been this dare) sleeps waking


DOLE=O.J.       
Last Line: Highlighter spider


DRIVEN OR       
Last Line: We didn't want to


EARTHWORKS       
First Line: The earthworks in the sand and the mounds
Last Line: To the trailing off of our plans


ELEVENTH CUP       
First Line: International sententiousness has made us pour
Last Line: That would be a fantastically expensive thing to do


END OF HUMAN REIGN ON BASHAN HILL       
First Line: They come down on their snowmobiles for the last time
Last Line: Have a piece of chocolate! %open your eyes


ESSAY       
First Line: I guess it's too late to live on the farm


EVE OF EASTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Milton, who made his illiterate daughters
Subject(s): Children; Writing & Writers; Writing & Writers; Childhood


EVE OF EASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Milton, who made his illiterate daughters
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


EVE OF EASTER       
First Line: Milton, who made his illiterate daughters
Subject(s): Writing And Writers


FAILURES IN INFINITIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Why am I doing this? Failure
Subject(s): Failure; Language; Conduct Of Life; Words; Vocabulary


FALSE FINCH'S WEDDING GOWN       
First Line: In the blue descriptive city
Last Line: Which letter of the alphabet would I become?


FAMILIAR, BUT LATE       
Last Line: Someone's kept %me in the %dark on this


FIRST TURN TO ME    Poem Text    
First Line: First turn to me after a showe
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


GAY FULL STORY       
First Line: Gay full story is authentic verve fabulous jay gull stork.
Last Line: World's leading creation of the brain on the spot indwelling puzzlemaker


GIBBONS DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE       
Last Line: Look there are pineapples on the wall paper and I'll say!


HERE'S A BOX OF BRASS PLATED STEEL       
Last Line: Turkey hill carrot cake ice cream


HEY HEY HOW MANY KIDS       
Last Line: Maybe it's both neurological and true


HOLDING THE THOUGHT OF LOVE       
First Line: And to render harmless a bomb or the like


HOMAGE TO H & THE SPEEDWAY DINER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


ICE CUBE EPIGRAMS       
First Line: There was an interruption for with & because of
Last Line: & to your aching feet to alleviate from top to bottom %your disbelief in this world's absence of fre


INCANDESCENT WAR POEM SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Even before I saw the chambered nautilus
Subject(s): War


INTRODUCTION       
First Line: Helen %element, %mistress of form
Last Line: With her taking it all in, thank you to %our %element, %helen


IS THE AMETHYST ROCK MORE IMPORTANT       
Last Line: Sensitivity, didn't you? Amen. Rita dove


IT IS THE RADICAL WISH-LIST       
Last Line: The means of %enforced blindness


IT MOVES ACROSS       
First Line: It moves across and over
Last Line: Near a patch of grass


IT WAS MISS SCARLET WITH THE CANDLESTICK IN THE BILLIARD RM.       
First Line: As there are taped sororal presents & psychological reversals


KRISTIN'S DREAM IN NOVEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: I went thru the turnstyle to the party
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


LAUNDRY & SCHOOL EPIGRAMS       
First Line: For all of us


LOVE       
First Line: Derangement, on beauty, course of the sound
Last Line: Love %thanks a million!


MARION BARRY RIKCK BARRY MARION FARRIER       
Last Line: Jennifer jason leigh mirandaa richardson


NO MORE DUE TO THIS       
Last Line: Really there's no reason %too vile


NOUN PILEUP OF TRAVEL ON M15 BUS       
First Line: A man in a hat that has letters on it
Last Line: The answer's a now, eric's thought is not the truth %14th street


ODE ON PERIODS    Poem Text    
First Line: The penis is something that fits into the vagina
Subject(s): Menstruation


OH, RIGHT-I FORGET ABOUT OTHER COUNTRIES       
Last Line: Youth. And so good night


ON GIFTS FOR GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw a great teapot
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Praise


ON GIFTS FOR GRACE       
First Line: I saw a great teapot


ONE WAS ABOUT NIGHT       
Last Line: All you ever have


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Song birds take a bath in our elephant pool
Subject(s): Nature


POEM       
First Line: I am beginning to alter
Last Line: Sets the scene %to a bell


POSSESSIVES AND APOSTROPHES       
First Line: Today's air despite its
Last Line: In some of our physiology's ways


SCREAMING CHEETAH WHEELIES       
First Line: Once I finished with my etymology class
Last Line: I want to see courtney and western too


SESTINA; FOR TED BERRIGAN       
First Line: As love as what by chance as brotherly
Last Line: Community, answers death just with poetry or else.
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Brothers; Death; Love; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Half-brothers; Dead, The


SOME LIKE IT HOT       
Last Line: Begun to fight. Vinyl siding wash


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Name address date
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: You jerk you didn't call me up
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


SONNET       
First Line: A thousand apples you might put in your theories
Last Line: C'mon and show me something newer than even dante


SONNET       
First Line: Beauty of songs your absence I should
Last Line: My lysistrata, my unannounced rhyme


SONNET       
First Line: Love is a babe as you know and when you


SONNET FOR FRED POHL       
First Line: I'm not male or female either but that
Last Line: Couplet opposites yes of stream of no


SONNET: KAMIKAZE       
First Line: Dawn & night of fighting, lovers like actual wars


STORY OF A WOMAN WHO AM I? FORGIVE ME       
First Line: An ugly little monster is born in connecticut
Last Line: Muse of the way you go up and down the corner


SURROUNDED BY MOSQUITOES       
Last Line: Plucking a pizzicato %piccolo


THE TRAGIC CONDITION OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me your tired, your poor
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty; Social Commentaries; Popular Culture - United States


THE WAY TO KEEP GOING IN ANTARCTICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Be strong bernadette
Subject(s): Antarctica; Conduct Of Life


THIS IS THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION PERIOD       
Last Line: Your name is!!! Bernadette whatever


TIRES FOR SUCCULENT       
First Line: Wash handclasps--as well as pen name, vain glory
Last Line: Use a fresh onion


TOASTERS IN THE ATTIC       
First Line: My dear bernie bella figura
Last Line: Come to dada


TOMORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: Tomorrow we'll see the lightbulb in schenectady
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Travel; Journeys; Trips


TRAGIC CONDITION OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY       
First Line: Give me your tired, your poor


VERY STRONG FEBRUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: A man and a woman pretend to be white ice
Subject(s): Time; Winter


VINTAGE SELTZER WATER       
Last Line: Anthology an ear to the ground %pansy- pensee


VISIONS OR DESOLATION       
First Line: Come on, there's always the chance kids will do this, fight uncontrollably
Last Line: Sensation, so of this letter


W SONNET       
First Line: When there was not a difference between
Last Line: When we're sitting around then talking again


WARREN PHINNEY       
First Line: A little boy on august first night


WATCHING THE COMPLEX TRAIN-TRACK CHANGES    Poem Text    
First Line: You put on an ornate ballgown
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


WATCHING THE COMPLEX TRAIN-TRACK CHANGES       
First Line: You put on an ornate ballgown
Last Line: All through its rooms, its streets and its commons


WE EAT OUT TOGETHER    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart is a fancy place
Subject(s): Food & Eating


WIDWINTER DAY: 1       
First Line: Stately you came to town in my opening dream
Last Line: This was my dream %now it is done


WIDWINTER DAY: 2       
First Line: Sophia likes a cup of coffee to be in the picture too, she
Last Line: All the difference, still carrying you as a talisman, I'm dying to get to %the post office


WIDWINTER DAY: 3       
First Line: The dark brown stairs
Last Line: Lost in the house of love's safe locks, %movement's chance perfidy


WIDWINTER DAY: 4       
First Line: Home clark's waiting for us. The last time
Last Line: Am beginning to be able to say something, which is another story, %am surprised


WIDWINTER DAY: 5       
First Line: It's getting dark out, what's this desire?
Last Line: Love's figure to begin the absent night


WIDWINTER DAY: 6       
First Line: In yokuntown we write all night
Last Line: And drives away the long black night!


WOMAN I MIX MEN UP       


WORK IN PROGRESS       
First Line: First turn to me after a shower
Last Line: Think of all the times they didn't care
Variant Title(s): First Turn To M


WORKING IN PARIS, HOW MANY       
Last Line: Translated %and nothing breaks